45,000 lbs 2019
Matt Jones has lived an amazing life. Between the experience of launching a handful of successful ventures, Matt has taken the time to navigate the globe in search of adventure. Traveling to the most remote regions in the world, throughout over 70 countries, one can only imagine how the experience has shaped his views as an artist.
As an abstract expressionist painter, Matt’s work is vibrant, expressive and huge! Being the consummate entrepreneur, Matt is also the founder of Gasworks Studios, one of Seattle's premier artist enclaves and MashedPotatoes.org, a truly wonderful local grassroots charity.
In addition to rescuing men from sharks and driving zodiacs through the center of massive icebergs, Matt has lived life as an entertainer, writer, photographer, humanitarian, adventurer, entrepreneur, motivational trainer & executive.
As the founder of MashedPotatoes.org, Matt has a driven desire to help feed those in need. Along with his friends and fellow Spud Donors (like F.C. Bloxom co.) Matt has donated over a million pounds of potatoes to benefit Team Harvest Food Drive.
One of Matt's wackier creations is Paint Dancing! Starting from a simple idea while painting and dancing in his warehouse, Paint Dancing was created for the purpose of openly expressing yourself for fun in 2 different mediums - at once! Paint Dancing has gone virally around the world.
Matt is the son of Don Jones, the industry-wide known engineer and designer of M&H Racemaster Tires. M&H was honored by Hot Rod Magazine as one of the most significant speed parts of drag racing history.
Featured on Evening Magazine, NWCN, King 5 and Kong 6 News, The Seattle Channel, Q13, Conscious Talk and KOMO Radio and in Seattle Metropolitan Magazine, Seattle PI, Chicago Tribune, Seattle Weekly, Baltimore Sun and much more. Matt Jones and MashedPotatoes.org are noted for their tremendous contributions to Seattle’s food shelters. As Matt puts it, “Mashed potatoes are the king of comfort food. The top of the food chain of cool.”
Matt has a unique artistic style in all areas of life. Tour his funky lakefront pad before converting it to his office: VIDEO